Should you be Tweeting about your business?

Should you be Tweeting about your business?

Do you have a business Facebook page and, if so, what should you be doing with it? Are you taking full advantage of LinkedIn or could you be you breaking the etiquette rules on a daily basis? Should you be investigating working 'in the cloud' or does that mean little to you?
To get answers to these and many other questions connected with your business's online presence in 2014 it will be worth your while attending a free half day event being held on Wednesday 5th March at The Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton.

Businesses across York and North Yorkshire are being invited to take advantage of a completely free event billed as a Superfast Taster Morning.  Although places are limited, it is open to eligible businesses in North Yorkshire who will be able to sample short, one-hour taster seminars throughout the morning - everything from 'Improving your SEO' to 'Making the Most of Social Media for Business'.

Practical advice will also be available from specialist trainers and there will be the opportunity to find out how eligible small businesses in the region can access grants of up to £700 to spend on laptops, tablets or help towards improving their website. It also promises to be an excellent networking opportunity for businesses in our area.  The event is open to everyone from sole traders to SMEs employing fewer than 250 staff who trade business-to-business. Interested companies can check their eligibility first by ringing 0845 002 0021.

The free business support programme is now into its twelth month and feedback from satisfied participants from across the county has been extremely complimentary. One delegate from a previous business support event commented, "The masterclasses have been really enlightening and have brought us out of the dark ages.  We came away literally buzzing with ideas about how to develop our social media strategy".

The project, funded by the European Regional Development fund, provides access to 12 hours of free business support and training and access to a small grant.

Places on the free event on 5th March  are limited so to find out whether your business would be eligible to attend contact the Superfast team on  0845 0020021 or email them on : enquiries@sfny.co.uk.  Full information about the scheme can be found at  www.sfny.co.uk

Superfast North Yorkshire, a partnership led by North Yorkshire County Council and BT, builds on BT’s own commercial roll-out of fibre broadband in the county so that 90 per cent of North Yorkshire’s homes and businesses will have access to fibre broadband by the end of 2014.